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We will keep borrowing. It is for the good of the country – APC tells PDP
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We will keep borrowing. It is for the good of the country – APC tells PDP

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has defended the borrowing of President Buhari, saying taking the foreign facility “is for the good of the country”.   The party said this while responding to the criticism from the PDP over President Buhari's fresh application for a foreign loan. The President on Tuesday sent a letter to the Nigerian Senate seeking approval to borrow $4 billion and €710 million external loans.   Defending the fresh borrowing, the party in a statement signed by the secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, said the borrowings under the APC-led administration were prudently and transparently utilised for the purpose they were secured for.  According to APC, borrowings under...
Embarking on industrial action at this time when Nigerians need you most is not the best action to take no matter the grievances – President Buhari tells Nigerian doctors
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Embarking on industrial action at this time when Nigerians need you most is not the best action to take no matter the grievances – President Buhari tells Nigerian doctors

President Buhari has asked striking medical doctors in the country to call off their lingering strike action as it is not a good thing to do no matter their grievances. The President said this while addressing leaders of the Nigeria Medical Association NMA who paid him a courtesy visit at the presidential villa on Friday, September 10. While speaking in his office, President Buhari said; “The lives of citizens that could be lost or damaged when doctors withdraw services, are precious enough to be worth opting for peaceful resolution of differences.” Protecting our citizens is not to be left to government alone, but taken as a collective responsibility, in which especially medical professionals play a critical role. Let me speak directly to the striking doctors. Embarking on i...
President Buhari Arrives Imo state
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President Buhari Arrives Imo state

President Buhari has arrived Imo state for the one-day working visit. He was received at the Sam Mbakwe airport by the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, as well as other South-East governors. The president has commenced the commissioning of projects executed by the Uzodinma administration. See more photos below..
President Buhari Presides over Security Meeting
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President Buhari Presides over Security Meeting

President Buhari presided over a security meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja today September 7. At the meeting, the security chiefs gave the President updates on recent security operations in different parts of the nation. Some of those in attendance were Minister of Defence, General Bashir Magashi (Rtd); Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; and the service chiefs led by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor. See more photos below...
President Buhari appoints Ifedayo Adetifa as new NCDC DG
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President Buhari appoints Ifedayo Adetifa as new NCDC DG

President Buhari has approved the appointment of Ifedayo Adetifa as the director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Adetifa takes over from the immediate past NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu, who was recently appointed as an assistant director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in charge of health emergency intelligence. According to his profile on the website of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Adetifa, a paediatrician and infectious diseases epidemiologist, got his first degree from the University of Ilorin in Kwara state. “I received my undergraduate medical training at the University of Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria and completed residency training in Paediatrics at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria f...
”I’m not a magician”- New Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, says as he assumes duty
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”I’m not a magician”- New Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, says as he assumes duty

The newly appointed Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, has said he is not a magician but will only try his best to add value to the electricity sector. Aliyu said this when he assumed duty at the ministry on Monday, September 6. Recall that on September 1, President Buhari terminated the appointment of Sale Mamman, the immediate past Minister of Power, and replaced him with Aliyu who was then minister of state for works and housing. Aliyu while addressing the staff of the ministry, said he is not coming to perform magic in the sector and appealed to all stakeholders in the sector to work with him to ensure they improve electricity supply in the country. “I am here to work together with all of you. I listened carefully when some of you introduced yourselves with various titles wo...
Attack on NDA won’t dampen resolve of our military to bring decisive end to criminality – President Buhari vows
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Attack on NDA won’t dampen resolve of our military to bring decisive end to criminality – President Buhari vows

President Buhari has vowed that the attack launched on the facility of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Tuesday, August 24, will not dampen the morale of our Armed Forces as it is intended to, but instead will buoy their determination to make a decisive end of criminality in the country. Noting that the attack, which led to loss of lives, came at a time that the military had put insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other types of criminals on the retreat, the President says the heinous action would accelerate the total uprooting of evil in the polity, which members of the Armed Forces are solidly resolved to accomplish in the shortest possible time. Commiserating with the families who lost their loved ones, and praying God to comfort them, President Buh...
Sheik Gumi berates politicians who flew private jets to Yusuf Buhari’s wedding
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Sheik Gumi berates politicians who flew private jets to Yusuf Buhari’s wedding

Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has criticised politicians who hired private jets to attend the wedding of Yusuf Buhari, son of President Buhari. Yusuf and his wife, Zahra Bayero, got hitched in a wedding ceremony that took place in Bichi, Kano state last Friday, August 20. As expected, the wedding attracted powerful dignitaries including former Nigerian leaders, diplomats, businessmen, monarchs and many others. A video was shared online showing the large number of private jets that flew into the Aminu Kano International Airport for the wedding. Gumi who is displeased by this development said the politicians displayed opulence amid abject poverty in the country. Guardian reports that the cleric tackled the politicians while preaching at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Kad...
2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello
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2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that the alleged pact for former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu to succeed President Buhari is not binding on All Progressives Congress members. Bello who said this in an interview with Daily Trust, stated that the  APC is guided by a constitution which every member and even intending members ought to read and understand. He added that Nigeria is not a banana republic which a committee of one or two persons will see as a personal estate or property. Bello said;   Senator Tinubu is one of our leaders and I respect him so much. He has played a very significant role in Nigeria’s democracy and has built a lot of people. He has paid his dues, and with all respect, as a son to him, my simple advice is that it is time for hi...
You are already a failure – PDP mocks President Buhari
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You are already a failure – PDP mocks President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the statement made by President Buhari that he doesn't want to leave office as a failure. Recall that the President said this on Thursday, August 19, while meeting with the security chiefs. Reacting to his comment, PDP in a statement released by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said "President Buhari is already a failure in governance and will leave a failure," adding that his ''attempt at political damage control cannot help his fizzling All Progressives Congress (APC)''. The PDP in the statement described the comment by President Buhari that he will not leave office as a failure as “medicine after death” adding that as "long as he is a product of the corrupt, inept, directionless and anti-people APC, he will leave ...
Benue Government Faults FG’s Plan to review 368 Grazing sites
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Benue Government Faults FG’s Plan to review 368 Grazing sites

The Benue State government has kicked against federal government's plan to review 368 grazing sites in the country. In a statement released on Friday August 20 by Governor Samuel Ortom's spokesperson, Terver Akase, after President Buhari approved constitution of a committee to review ‘with dispatch’ the 368 grazing sites across 25 states in the country, the presidency was accused of being bothered about animals and their safety and deploying all machinery and arsenals of government to impose grazing reserves and cattle routes on Nigerians, at a time when insecurity has reached an all-time high with hundreds being killed by armed herdsmen, bandits and other terrorists. The presidency was also accused of trying to plunge the country into avoidable crisis. The statement read;  “We ...
President Buhari reappoints JAMB, NUC bosses
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President Buhari reappoints JAMB, NUC bosses

President Buhari has approved the reappointment of the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Olanrewaju Oloyede, and the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, for another tenure of five years. A statement released by the director, press and public affairs in the Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, says the reappointment takes effect from 1st August, 2021. Also reappointed is Dr. Hamid Bobboyi as Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for a second and final tenure of four years with effect from August 1, 2021. Recall that President Buhari had earlier approved the reappointment of Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe as Registrar/CEO of the National Business and T...
I will not exit government as a failure- President Buhari
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I will not exit government as a failure- President Buhari

President Buhari has said that he is not prepared to leave office as a failure come 2023. The President said this while speaking during a closed-door meeting with service chiefs at the statehouse today August 19. The President said he is determined to turn things around in the war against insecurity. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, who spoke to statehouse correspondents after the meeting, said although the military has “recorded successes”, the president is determined to achieve a turnaround in the fortunes of the country. “It is evident that a lot of successes have been recorded. Large numbers of people are surrendering in the Northeast as a consequence of the relentless efforts of the armed forces, intelligence and security agencies. This is very, ver...
President Buhari Returns to Nigeria From UK Trip
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President Buhari Returns to Nigeria From UK Trip

President Buhari has arrived in the country after a two-week trip to the United Kingdom. The Presidential jet touched down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 18:45 pm on Friday, August 14. In July, the President traveled to the UK to attend the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) organized Global Education Summit (GES). He thereafter proceeded to have a medical checkup with his doctors. While in the UK, the President met and played host to various dignitaries including the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. He also met with the chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu.  
Nigeria is lucky to have President Buhari, things would be difficult without him – Emir of Daura says
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Nigeria is lucky to have President Buhari, things would be difficult without him – Emir of Daura says

The Emir of Daura in Katsina state, Umar Faruk Umar, has said that Nigeria is “lucky” to have President Buhari in office at a time like this. Speaking on Friday, July 23, in his palace when the President paid him a courtesy visit, the monarch said things “would have been very difficult” if he, President Buhari, wasn't in office. “Your visit to Daura reflects your good character which we are very proud of. I can assure you that men, women, children, marketers and artisans are always pleased to receive you and they will be praying for you. Today is not for speeches but for appreciation. We have been blessed so much as a community because you are the leader of the country. You have brought honor to our domain. As a community, we have benefited a lot with the increased traffic of...
‘We Call on God to deal with Buhari’- Afenifere chieftain Ayo Adebanjo kicks over Igboho’s arrest
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‘We Call on God to deal with Buhari’- Afenifere chieftain Ayo Adebanjo kicks over Igboho’s arrest

Leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political group, Ayo Adebanjo, has said God will "deal with" President Buhari even as he kicked against plans by the Federal government to seek for the extradition of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. Igboho was arrested in the Benin Republic on Monday, July 19, while attempting to fly to Germany with his wife, Ropu. He was arrested and arraigned before a Beninoiese court on Thursday for being in possession of a fake Benin passport. The Federal government has reportedly been making moves to extradite him to Nigeria to face more charges. Speaking on Arise TV, 93-year-old Adebanjo said Igboho is a “political prisoner”, and that the federal government has “no right” to seek his extradition. ''The-power-that-be wants t...
Eid Mubarak: Daura residents file out to greet President Buhari
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Eid Mubarak: Daura residents file out to greet President Buhari

President Buhari is currently in his hometown in Daura, Katsina state for the Sallah holiday. He joined other Muslims to observe the Eid prayers at the central mosque in the community. While on his way home, residents of the community filed out in their numbers to hail him. See photos and video below  
”We are taking measures to address our security challenges”- President Buhari assures Nigerians in his 2021 Eid message
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”We are taking measures to address our security challenges”- President Buhari assures Nigerians in his 2021 Eid message

President Buhari has extended his heartfelt felicitation to Nigerians on the occasion of Eid El-Adha that is being celebrated across the world.   In his message marking the auspicious Muslim occasion, the President restated the determination of his administration to create a just, harmonious and prosperous country in which the safety of life and property is assured.   According to a statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu, President Buhari while reflecting on current challenges facing the country, stated that "COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the economies of all countries, including Nigeria, in addition to the fact that floods have caused large scale destruction to agricultural farmlands, thereby impacting negatively on our efforts to boost l...
We Must do Everything Within our Power to end Insecurity – President Buhari tells NASS members
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We Must do Everything Within our Power to end Insecurity – President Buhari tells NASS members

President Buhari says his administration is ready to use everything within its powers to end insecurity in the country and bring perpetrators of criminal activities to book. The President, who spoke on Tuesday July 13, at a dinner with members of the National Assembly, held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, said ‘‘insecurity, manifesting as insurgencies, banditry, kidnapping and urban crime of all sorts is the single most difficult challenge we face today.’’ He expressed concern that insecurity had inhibited the government’s ability to build infrastructure, provide the much needed social services to the people, and to attract investments that drive innovation, create industries, and provide jobs and create wealth. ‘‘Some of the people who perpetuate these various mani...
Insecurity: Instead of Confronting President Buhari, we should be praying for him – Gowon tells Nigerians
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Insecurity: Instead of Confronting President Buhari, we should be praying for him – Gowon tells Nigerians

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has advised Nigerians to pray for President Buhari instead of confronting him over the high level of insecurity in the country. The former Head of State gave the charge at the 23rd anniversary and founder’s day celebration of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), with the theme: Rejigging the security architecture: imperatives for a second line of public safety; the Nigerian Peace Corps perspectives, at the Obasanjo Space Centre, Abuja on Saturday, July 10. Represented at the event by a former military governor of Bauchi State, Major General Chris Garuba (rtd), Gowon said the problems in the country are also weighing the President down. “There is no nation in Africa that does not have challenges. Be it economy or security. Countries have ch...
Respond to bandits in the language they understand – President Buhari tells Military
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Respond to bandits in the language they understand – President Buhari tells Military

President Buhari on Saturday, July 10, condemned the repeated bandit killings in Zamfara and Kaduna States, urging the military to respond to the worrying situation in a language that the bandits understand. According to a statement released by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the President notes that the military, and other security agencies are now working on new methods and policies that are yielding good results in many of the troubled parts of the country and calls for a crushing response to the killing of innocent citizens in the rural communities. ''He also averts that the nation, its military and the entire population needs to summon the courage required to defeat the bandits and terrorists. President Buhari condemns some politicians...
Buhari is honest, transparent and sleeps. with Nigerians at heart”- Governor Badaru
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Buhari is honest, transparent and sleeps. with Nigerians at heart”- Governor Badaru

Jigawa state governor, Muhammadu Badaru, has said that President Buhari is honest, transparent, and “sleeps with Nigerians at heart.” The governor disclosed this to Nigerians while speaking at a grand reception held in Yola, Adamawa state on Saturday, July 10 to celebrate the recent decamping of Senator Grace Bent from PDP to APC. The governor said the Buhari-led administration had made giant strides towards improving road, rail, aviation and power infrastructure, as well as various interventions designed to address social, economic and security challenges in the country “Buhari is honest, transparent and sleep with Nigerians at heart. Nigerians begin to see the effort of Buhari in all sectors and people are now joining the APC in thousands,” he said.
Act swiftly to rescue all kidnapped school children – President Buhari charges security agencies
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Act swiftly to rescue all kidnapped school children – President Buhari charges security agencies

President Buhari has directed the military, police, and other security agencies in the country to ensure the safe and quick rescue of all kidnapped victims. President Buhari gave the directive while reacting to the recent abduction of a large number of students in Kaduna and Niger states. While noting the ongoing deployment of additional operatives to all troubled areas, the president urged security outfits to “act swiftly” to rescue all abducted schoolchildren in the affected states and ensure their safe return. The president described the kidnapping as “cowardly and despicable, as well as an assault on affected families and the nation”. The President said the disturbing incidents of students’ kidnapping, mostly in northern states, was already threatening to undermine efforts i...
I’ll repeat again that Mr. President is the one creating insecurity in this country – Gov Ortom
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I’ll repeat again that Mr. President is the one creating insecurity in this country – Gov Ortom

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has restated his opinion that President Buhari is the one creating insecurity in the country. In a chat with journalists recently, Governor Ortom claimed that if the President decides to take a stand today, insecurity in the country will be a thing of the past. He also accused the advisers in the Presidency of causing Buhari the problems he is facing. In his words ''Right now, there is nothing in this country under this APC that we can say that they are getting it right. Is it security? How can Northern governors, Southern governors, National Economic Council, come out with a policy that will stop the killings that are going on in this country and the presidency will say that no, it will not accept that it must be open grazing? Where are yo...
Get well soon – Buhari tells Pope Francis as he heads for surgery
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Get well soon – Buhari tells Pope Francis as he heads for surgery

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a get-well message to the Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis as he heads in for a scheduled surgery of the colon. Buhari’s message was contained in a statement on Sunday night by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu The President called for prayers from Nigerians and the global community as the Pontiff goes in for this routine operation.
He should be locked up in a cell with a cow – Bashir El-Rufai writes after Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest
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He should be locked up in a cell with a cow – Bashir El-Rufai writes after Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest

Bashir El-Rufai, son of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has shared a tweet centered on "hooliganism" just after Nnamdi Kanu's arrest. Slamming those angry over the arrest of a "hooligan", Bashir described it as a victory for the country. He also urged President Buhari to ensure that Kanu is locked up in a cell with a cow. See his tweet below........
Emmanuel Onwubiko: Drug war, the president is right after all
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Emmanuel Onwubiko: Drug war, the president is right after all

In his second term and indeed final tenure of office as the civilian President of the World’s largest black nation known as Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, a retired infantry General and a Veteran of two wars (Civil war and war against Maitasine Islamists from Cameroun), made a great choice of who should head the rapidly deteriorating National Drugs law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) with his appointment of the erstwhile military Administrator of Lagos State Major General Buba Marwa (rtd). The previous holder of that position picked by President Buhari in 2015 almost succeeded in destroying what was left of that anti-hard drugs fighting institution. NDLEA used to be effective when IGPs Fulani Kwajafa and Ogbonnaya Onovo headed it at different times. But it later became a nest of crooks. The last...
Borno Commissioner for Health queries college provost for suspending students over Buhari’s welcome
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Borno Commissioner for Health queries college provost for suspending students over Buhari’s welcome

Borno State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Juliana Bitrus, has issued a query to the provost, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Rukaiya Shettima Mustapha, for suspending some students under the claim, that they failed to join others, in welcoming President Buhari on June 17 in Maiduguri. The commissioner, described the provost as being mischievous against Borno State Government, because she acted on her own, without recourse to any official at her supervising ministry and without any directives from anyone in the state government. In the query with reference number MOH/PER/752 V.I and dated Friday, June 25, the commissioner demanded that the provost responds within 48 hours, to advance compelling reasons why a disciplinary action should not be meted against her. T...
Senator Nwaoboshi defects from PDP to APC, receives warm welcome from President Buhari
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Senator Nwaoboshi defects from PDP to APC, receives warm welcome from President Buhari

The Senator representing Delta North, Peter Nwaoboshi, has defected to the All Progressives Congress days after his suspension from the State Peoples Democratic Party. Nwaoboshi was welcomed into the party by President Buhari in the statehouse Abuja today June 25. This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement titled ‘President Buhari congratulates Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi for decamping to APC’. According to Garba, the President while receiving Nwaoboshi, said “you are welcome to the progressives family.’’ Sen. Nwaoboshi, representing Delta North District, Delta State, was presented to President Buhari and National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) at the State House by Deputy ...
President Buhari postpones London medical trip
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President Buhari postpones London medical trip

President Buhari has postponed his medical trip to the United Kingdom. He was scheduled to depart for the United Kingdom today June 25 to see his doctors. According to his media aide, Femi Adesina, a new date for his trip will be announced later. No reason was given for the postponement. Read the statement below ''The medical follow-up visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to United Kingdom earlier scheduled for today, Friday, June 25, 2021, has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.''
Lai Mohammed to lead FG’s discussion with Twitter over suspension
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Lai Mohammed to lead FG’s discussion with Twitter over suspension

President Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government's team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria. The approval was announced in a statement released by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who will chair the team. The Federal Government's team also comprises the Attorney General of the Federation and Honourable Minister of Justice, Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment as well as other relevant government agencies. Following the indefinite suspension of its operations in Nigeria for acti...
Buhari has Accepted Dialogue to address Agitations in south-east – Ngige
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Buhari has Accepted Dialogue to address Agitations in south-east – Ngige

Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige has said that President Buhari has accepted dialogue to address agitations in the south-east region of the country. Speaking in Abuja on Sunday June 20, Ngige said certain things will be done at least to assuage the feelings of people from the south-east region and make them not feel unwanted. He said;   “We also looked at the security situation, especially in my zone, the south-east, and we made some proposals to him based on the yearnings on the people, and what the government also wants. “We are following up with dialogue, which at the end of the day, is what will happen. We have to talk; we have to discuss. Part of the discussion starts tomorrow. The minister of defence, minister of interior, and service chiefs were in Enugu last Sa...
My Commitment to Serve Nigerians is a payback for the Love Shown to me – President Buhari
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My Commitment to Serve Nigerians is a payback for the Love Shown to me – President Buhari

President Buhari has expressed his gratitude to Nigerians and Nigeria as a country for the love shown towards him thus far. According to him, he is forever indebted to the country for the immense love he has received. The President who was in Borno state on Thursday, June 17, on a one-day working visit, said this while speaking at the palace of the Shehu of Borno. The President noted that he started his administrative career as a military officer in Borno State as a governor for seven months, under Gen. Murtala Ramat Mohammed, before he was appointed Minister of Petroleum by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was then a military Head of State. “My commitment to serve Nigerians is a payback for the love shown to me. I started my political adventure in Maiduguri and I always l...
‘It is the Responsibility of the Federal government to ensure the protection of lives and property of citizens” Gov Masari replies President Buhari
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‘It is the Responsibility of the Federal government to ensure the protection of lives and property of citizens” Gov Masari replies President Buhari

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has faulted President Buhari who during his interview with Arise TV, attributed the worsening security challenges in the country to the failure of states and local governments across the country to manage security issues in their respective domains. According to President Buhari, the governors and local government chairman were also voted into office to provide these basic necessities to their electorates. However, in a recent interview, Gov Masari while citing Constitutional provisions, said it was wrong for anybody to blame states and local governments. “It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure protection of lives and property of citizens in all nooks and cranny of the country. When you look at the Constitution of t...
Insecurity: It is not only to borrow money for Nigeria that you’re in charge – Wike tells President Buhari
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Insecurity: It is not only to borrow money for Nigeria that you’re in charge – Wike tells President Buhari

Governor Nyesom Wike has accused President Buhari of attempting to shift his constitutional role of securing lives and property to governors. Recall that during an interview with Arise TV on Thursday, Buhari said he told two south-west governors who came to meet him in Abuja, to return to their states and tackle the security challenges their people are facing because they also campaigned for their position just like him. Reacting to this while commissioning the 21-kilometre Odufor-Akpoku-Umuoye Road in Etche Local Government Area of the State on Tuesday June 15, Wike enjoined the federal government to admit that it can no longer fulfil the promises it made to Nigerians, adding that admitting weakness publicly when there is failure makes a leader respectable. He also mocked the...
Buhari should stop exuding a false confidence – Soyinka
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Buhari should stop exuding a false confidence – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka has asked President Buhari to stop exuding false confidence and take actions that will address the country's challenges. In an interview on Arise TV on Monday June 14, Soyinka stated that there should be an acceleration of actions to retrieve the country from the edge. He said; “First of all, he should start talking to people like a leader — and a leader who is awake to the realities of the situation. Then, let us see actions being taken. “I’m tired of hearing things like ‘you will see differences in a few weeks’ time’. We are tired of that. He’s got to put his cards on the table and take people into confidence. “He’s got to stop exuding a false confidence, because that kind of confidence is totally false. It is not based on realities, and we’v...
Nigerians are very Forgetful – President Buhari
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Nigerians are very Forgetful – President Buhari

President Buhari has said that Nigerians are very forgetful as they allow people who have been accused of corruption win elections. The President said this during his exclusive interview with NTA that was aired yesterday evening June 11. While accessing his administration's fight against corruption, the President said “When I was a bit younger, in uniform, when I came, I arrested president, vice-president, governors, ministers, commissioners, and put them under restriction or detention, and told them they are guilty until they can prove themselves innocent. Now, this is opposite – democratic system, as people would like to believe,” he said We put investigation panels, virtually based on the present geopolitical zones. For those who held positions and because it was a law for...
“They are being unfair”- President Buhari replies Nigerians who claim he is soft on bandits and insurgents but hard on other criminal elements
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“They are being unfair”- President Buhari replies Nigerians who claim he is soft on bandits and insurgents but hard on other criminal elements

President Buhari on Friday evening, June 11, had an exclusive interview with NTA where he quizzed on some very important national issues. When asked to expatiate on his recent statement saying those attacking security personnel and institutions would be treated in the language they understand, President Buhari said ''What I mean...How can you go to police station, kill the policemen there, loot the armoury and burn the place. What do you want to achieve? To go and open the prison and allow criminals that have been tried through the legal system to set them loose on the society. How can government sit and allow this confusion to be perpetrated? All they need is confusion and no government can allow confusion. Look at the EndSARS incident in Lagos. The previous governor of Lago...
President Buhari to address Nigerians on Democracy day
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President Buhari to address Nigerians on Democracy day

To commemorate this year's Democracy Day, President Buhari will on Saturday morning, June 12, at 7am address the nation. A statement released by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, states that Television, radio stations, and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast
President Buhari appoints Balarabe Ilelah as NBC Director-General
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President Buhari appoints Balarabe Ilelah as NBC Director-General

President Buhari has appointed Balarabe Ilelah as the new director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.   The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the appointment in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, June 11.   He said Mr. Ilelah's appointment is for a tenure of five years in the first instance.   Ilelah takes over from the erstwhile DG, Armstrong Idachaba.
My Shoot-at-sight Directive on Criminals with AK-47 remains in Place – President Buhari
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My Shoot-at-sight Directive on Criminals with AK-47 remains in Place – President Buhari

President Buhari on Thursday June 10 reiterated that his directive to security agencies, to shoot any person or persons found illegally wielding AK-47s and other assault weapons, remains in place. The President said this at the handing over of security equipment by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to the Lagos State Police Command during his one-day official visit to the State. The President also vowed that his administration will act firmly and decisively ‘‘against any and all persons fomenting or carrying out attacks on our Police Force and other security personnel.’ President Buhari warned that ‘‘a nation that turns its Police personnel and infrastructure into targets of violence and destruction is a nation on the path of self-destruction.’’ ‘‘As Commander-in...
President Buhari Arrives Lagos for Commissioning of Projects (video)
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President Buhari Arrives Lagos for Commissioning of Projects (video)

President Buhari has arrived Lagos for the commissioning of some Projects. He arrived Lagos in the company of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. He was received by the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and many other government functionaries. The President is expected to commission the 156km Lagos—Ibadan standard gauge railway line in Lagos, the first double-track standard gauge rail in West Africa, and the first Nigerian railway line to be started and completed by the same administration, since 1960. The Construction started in March 2017, and test-running commenced in December 2020. The Ebute Metta Station, known as the Mobolaji Johnson Station, is the largest railway station in West Africa with a holding capacity of 6000 passengers...
President Buhari to visit Lagos today Thursday, June 10
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President Buhari to visit Lagos today Thursday, June 10

President Buhari is expected in Lagos today June 10 for the inauguration of the 157 kilometre Lagos-Ibadan standard rail project at the Mobolaji Johnson railway station in Ebutte Metta. The President is expected to proceed to the Energy Nature Light Terminal of the Apapa Port to further commission the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, otherwise known as the Deep Blue Project. President Buhari is expected back at the State House later on Thursday June 10, after the inauguration of the projects.

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